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Thursday, March 31st, 2011

SxSW 2011 Night Four A/V

Photo By Frank YangFrank YangFinal night reminiscences over here.

Donald Glover
Community star who raps under the guise of Childish Gambino. Will team up with himself for the IAMDONALD comedy/music tour which hits The Opera House on May 16.
Photos: Donald Glover @ Red 7 Patio – March 19, 2011
Video: Childish Gambino – “Freaks & Geeks”

Veronica Falls
– throwback London pop outfit whose retro-pop gets nice and fuzzy around the edge have released a series of singles with an album still to come.
Photos: Veronica Falls @ Latitude 30 – March 19, 2011
MP3: Veronica Falls – “Found Love In A Graveyard”
Video: Veronica Falls – “Beachy Head”
Video: Veronica Falls – “Found Love in A Graveyard”

Intimate Stranger
– Cinematic Anglo-Chilean quartet have two albums out, the latest being 2009’s Under. Their 2007 debut Life Jacket was just remastered and reissued.
Photos: Intimate Stranger @ Maggie Mae’s – March 19, 2011
MP3: Intimate Stranger – “Moments”
MP3: Intimate Stranger – “Nighttime”
MP3: Intimate Stranger – “Under”
MP3: Intimate Stranger – “Beastie Queen”
MP3: Intimate Stranger – “Gone And Buried”
MP3: Intimate Stranger – “Held”
MP3: Intimate Stranger – “In The Black”
MP3: Intimate Stranger – “Five More Minutes”
Video: Intimate Stranger – “Moments”
Video: Intimate Stranger – “Nighttime”
Video: Intimate Stranger – “Under”

Puro Instinct
– Los Angeles sister-fronted combo whose brand of dream-pop apparently appeals to someone, somewhere. Their debut Headbangers In Ecstasy was released earlier this year.
Photos: Puro Instinct @ The PureVolume House – March 19, 2011
MP3: Puro Instinct – “Stilyagi”
Video: Puro Instinct – “Stilyagi”

Owen Pallett
– inaugural Polaris Prize winner and string arranger for pretty much everyone released Heartland, the first album under his own name, early last year. Spinner has an extensive interview with Pallett.
Photos: Owen Pallett @ The PureVolume House – March 19, 2011
MP3: Owen Pallett – “A Man With No Ankles”
MP3: Owen Pallett – “Lewis Takes Off His Shirt”
MP3: Final Fantasy – “The Butcher”
MP3: Final Fantasy – “Ultimatum”
Video: Owen Pallett – “Lewis Takes Off His Shirt”
Video: Final Fantasy – “Horsetail Feathers”
Video: Final Fantasy – “The Butcher”
Video: Final Fantasy – “He Poos Clouds”
Video: Final Fantasy – “This Lamb Sells Condos”

And to wrap up the SxSW coverage, check out this piece at Spinner about the festival’s growth over the past quarter-century (this year was their 25th anniversary) and this video feature at The Guardian about the highs and lows of Summer Camp’s experience. For the record, they were one of the very best acts I saw this year and deserve nothing but rainbows and chocolates.

By : Frank Yang at 3:15 pm
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